Sabian Symbols: A man making futurist drawings
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 9 (8° - 9°)
BOLDLY BREAKING NEW GROUND
We must carve out our own path according to our own
sense of who we are and what only we can do
Our right to be unique and our ability to express this uniqueness creatively must be asserted. We must take it; it cannot be bestowed by a teacher. It is only the potential to be original that is a given in life; originality itself must be assumed.
AN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER AT WORK
An expressionist painter at work
Life is risky and we have to live with that
We can always find a legitimate way to establish ourselves with our fellows without self-betrayal or confusion, but it will involve experiment – a trial and error process.
Each one of us is unique, yet we ape the behaviour, mannerisms and opinions of our set, in order to fit in. It is very important that, notwithstanding social pressure, our individual originality must show in any true assertion of ourselves. Otherwise, we succumb to the complete, continuous confusion of inherited or borrowed ideas that describe them – our set – not us.
The risk we run is that our authentic expression of personality may just be too out of kilter with the common crowd. Then our uniqueness of expression would repel rather than attract.
Yet, by the very uniqueness of its essence-nature, creativity will always be a digression from established norms and expectations, so very likely will occasionally disturb and confront.
The trick is to find a way to engage others so that their own creative capacities are released in response to ours – as though a friendly challenge is begun to see who can outstrip the other in originality.
This is often more easily and successfully attempted when we unlock the more aesthetic or spiritual aspect of our inner selves. This in turn will trigger our own softer side, and also typically the distinctive inspiration of our associates and friends.
The expansion of the human mind, and the consequential extension of its powers, depends upon our willingness to experiment with new ideas – futurist drawings. This may lead to greater acceptance or it may lead to real rejection; life is risky and we have to live with that.